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PK-6
Public district
Scottsdale, AZ
Students enrolled: 397
 

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6724 E Hearn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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(602) 449-6300
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November 16, 2014
The FLITE program, Spanish emersion is amazing. Great community from the PTO to the Arizona Dad's club.

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December 12, 2013
We really love this school. The principal is awesome! From what we have seen, the administration is more involved with the students than the administration at our former private school. This is our first year, and so far we have been very impressed.

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October 21, 2013
Sandpiper is a great school! Mr. Jeras - the principal - is very involved with the students. He visits the class rooms throughout the day. Knows kids by their name. Teachers are great too and so is nurse King! We love the small school atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2013
My daughter goes to this school she is very happy and excited about learning education . Principal and Teachers are really into helping kids improve in studies. Sandpiper elementary school ROCKS*

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July 10, 2013
Sandpiper really is a GREAT SCHOOL. We are districted to Sandpiper, but live near two other good schools that we researched before we settled on Sandpiper. So glad we did. It is a small school within a great community and I have loved participating at the school as so many other parents do. I have a 2nd grader and incoming Kindergartener, and both boys are ecstatic to start school again because they are both so comfortable at Sandpiper. The teachers we have had in the last two years were top notch and the principal is a great influence. I believe the Make Your Day has taught my child to take responsibility for their actions and to strive for good behavior. I highly recommend Sandpiper to any parents that want a small, local school feel within this sprawling metropolis with so many school choices.

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November 11, 2012
My daughter moved from different school has started her second grade in sandpiper this year we noticed a huge difference. Honestly our experience has been 100% very happy. The teachers and principal are amazing... every, single one love the way they encourages the children. It is a great feeling to know my child is truly cared and is very safe. My daughter enjoys going to school each day. She is learning soo much and I can see that progress. Kids are friendly, kind and very respectful. We don't see any bullies or rude kids or parents. People here come across very decent and educated. We are glad we chosen the right school for our daughter . We are truly blessed. Looking forward to register my son next year. I would highly recommend sandpiper elementary school to any parents who are looking for good school.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2012
I completely disagree with the last review. I just came to Sandpiper from a neighboring school and am thrilled with the Special Education/Resource teachers. I have two children who need extra help and I believe by the end of the school year they will be up to grade level. I also love the small community feel and find that the kids seem HAPPY at this school. The principal is very funny and my children are really having a good experience at this school.

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July 10, 2012
Lacks resources for special Ed. Special Ed teacher- lacks experience we miss K.G.! She was awesome ! Please stay with SUSD. Not PVUSD. Unless your kid is " typical". Go here...if you suspect anything else don't count on this place to give them a proper education. They seem it as inconvenience. Lack all needed essentials as a human needs that can't be bought or taught in college .just plain lack of understanding each child is a individual

- submitted by a community member

September 30, 2011
Sandpiper is a caring, supportive community. The teachers and staff are truly dedicated to the success of each child. The teachers have consistently provided appropriate learning opportunities based on the ability level of each of my 3 children. Sandpiper is committed to developing well-rounded students by focusing on academics as well as citizenship. My kids love going to school everyday!

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July 24, 2011
My oldest is entering 2nd grade and my middle child is excited to start kindergarten at Sandpiper this fall. It is a small school with a great community feel. The staff are so welcoming to the children and parents alike. The teachers have offered my daughter more challenging learning opportunities to meet her abilities. For the younger gifted kids in math, they are allowed to move up a grade. The teachers, principal and staff have also worked well with us as parents to help address my child's emotional needs and I feel everyone at the school has her best interests at heart. Looking forward to enrolling my younger 2 in the partial language program, great opportunity to start learning a second language! Also a wonderful group of dedicated parents, PTO providing additional learning and fun activities for all.

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July 24, 2011
This is a wonderful, small school where everybody helps children succeed. Teachers listen to concerns, push for excellence, and provide a welcoming atmosphere for all students. Both our children attend Sandpiper and love it!

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May 19, 2011
I am extremely impressed with this school! It has been referred to as a "hidden gem" and I completely agree. The educators and level of instruction are just as good, if not better, than what private school parents are paying thousands of dollars for each year. The environment is very welcoming to both students and parents, too. Walk through the school and you'll see nothing but happy students!

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February 24, 2009
My daughter is in 3rd grade and has been at Sandpiper for 3 years. This is an awesome school, I also have a 20yr old so I have been thru many years of experience. The principal Mr. Jaras is awesome, he is loving but firm...what more can you ask for!!!

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February 23, 2009
My daughter entered sandpiper in 5th grade( last year) and i am very impressed. I love this school because it is a great enviorement for her.

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January 02, 2008
My daughter last year attended Tavan and switched to Sandpiper Elementary. What a huge difference. This school is a diamond in the rough. Small School, great teachers and lots of parent involvement. I have seen big changes in our daughter and couldn't feel more blessed. I highly reccomend this school to any parent.

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August 25, 2005
What a great school. So many teachers in this school are wonderful. My son and daughter have absolutely loved everything done to date. The Catalina trip for 6th graders is an absolute must!

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May 04, 2005
Our first year of school experience with Sandpiper's kindergarten program has been amazing. My son has grown in leaps and bounds since the beginning of the year in math, reading, writing, thought process, social skills, and more. I couldn't have hoped for any more. Our goal was to have him reading by the start of first greade, and we've already made that. The teachers are very open to dialogue and there is a mutual respect between the parents and teachers. I like the balance between learning, music, art, p.e., and the teacher's ability to make learning fun. There is never a bored moment in my son's day.

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January 31, 2005
Sandpiper has excellent school programs. The academic level isn't as high as many would like. Parent involvement is high which helps contribute to the classroom experience.

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April 28, 2003
Sandpiper is a warm, nurturing, and enriched environment for our children. It is 'cool' to be smart and successful here. The principal is responsive and involved, and the teachers are extremely dedicated, experienced, and enthusiastic. The parents welcome new families, and are very devoted to contributing to the outstanding special programs.

- submitted by a community member

April 14, 2003
My son spent his entire elementary school career at Sandpiper. He is a ninth grader now and performing well in his advanced high school classes. My daughter is a fifth grader. She, too, has benefited from a rigorous academic program. The social and emotional needs of students are met, as well. The school climate is warm and welcoming. The leadership our principal provides is exemplary. Teachers and parents are encouraged to take leadership roles, too. As a result, Sandpiper students benefit from an array of enriching school day programs as well as numerous extracurricular opportunities and evening family programs. We in the Sandpiper community are proud that we have been awarded the A+ Schools-2003 designation by the Arizona Education Foundation!

- submitted by a community member

April 12, 2003
Sandpiper is a public school that offers its students an exceptional education as well as many of the programs and activities usually reserved for students attending private schools.

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April 12, 2003
A Great Home for my children! Sandpiper strives to always go beyond what is expected and achieves this.

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April 11, 2003
This school significantly lacks, a positive enviroment. The set up of the school does not promote or award positive behavior. Sandpiper Elementary has a 'Make your Day' Policy that works backwards. Instead of offering any incentive for the children to want to 'make your day', It openly makes everyone aware of the students who don't. Teachers or Recess and Lunch Staff, outwardly indicate to any student missbehaving to take off points on a 'Make your Day' form. If so many points are taken, this form requires a parent signature, so that the parent is aware of a childs behaviour at school. While making the parent aware of the behavior seems a worthly cause. All students eyes are on the imediately turned to the student not making there day. Influencing and creating negative impressions of particular students. While I don't doubt that there are serious reasons, and children who have serious dicipline problems, there are certainly much better ways to address this than bring everyones attention to it.

- submitted by a community member

April 11, 2003
When moving to Phoenix/Scottsdale we researched the area and found that Sandpiper had an excellent reputation for excellence in education enhanced with superior extracurricular activities. With both of our children there for the past 7 years we have not been disappointed. The curriculm is beyond what is required by the state and presented in ways that makes it appealing to all children no matter their learning style. They have wonderful programs to meet the needs of children requiring extra help with early intervention, plus superior programs to challange the gifted student. I have been pleased with all the teachers and impressed with the skill of their classroom management. The school utilizes a widely accepted disicpline program that makes the day run smoothly, keeps interuptions to a minimum, is positive and is what children need...consistant. Sandpiper has won many local, state and even national awards and I am pleased to have my children there.

- submitted by a community member

April 11, 2003
I am proud to be a part of the Sandpiper community. When given a great opportunity to move my kids to another district and another school, I turned it down, solely to keep my kids at Sandpiper (and they would have gone to Sequoa). I look forward to my last child passing through the corridors and traditions of the best school in Arizona.

- submitted by a community member

April 09, 2003
I feel that overall, Sandpiper is a good school. Like all schools, they have their problems though. From what I have seen, the make-your-day program turns all of the kids into tattle-tales and is a waste of time. Parent participation at the school is extraordinary.

- submitted by a community member

April 04, 2003
Sandpiper is much more that just an elementary school. It is a community, where the parents and children develop long lasting friendships and relationships. The children truly care about each others needs.

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Sandpiper Elementary School
6724 E Hearn Road, Scottsdale, AZ  85254
(602) 449-6300
Last modified Sandpiper Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sandpiper Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top